Jacy Ippolito


Professional Details

Title Chairperson
Department Secondary and Higher Education
Office Sullivan Building 207C
Phone 978.542.2303
Email jacy.ippolito@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

AGS 730 Learning to Lead
AGS 800 Facilitative Leadership
EDC 760 Adolescent Literacy in the Disciplines

Professional Biography

Jacy Ippolito received his master's and doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware's Honors Program. Prior to coming to Salem State, Jacy was a middle school reading specialist, drama teacher, and literacy coach in the Cambridge Public Schools. Jacy's recent books and articles represent his overlapping interests in the roles that teachers, teacher leaders, principals, and literacy coaches play in helping institute and maintain instructional change at middle and high school levels. For a more detailed picture of Jacy’s professional career, please visit: www.visualcv.com/jacyippolito.

Professional Interests

Interests: School Reform, Teacher Leadership, Adolescent and Disciplinary Literacy, Literacy Coaching.

Responsibilities

  • Department Chair, Secondary and Higher Education Dept.
  • Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership (CAGS & Teacher Leadership)
  • Co-Chair, Junior Faculty Mentoring and Research Program

Selected Publications

Ippolito, J., Condie, C., Blanchette, J., & Cervoni, C. (2018). Learning science and literacy together: Professional learning that supports disciplinary literacy instruction for our youngest learnersScience & Children. 56(4), 91-95.

Ippolito, J., & Bean, R. M. (2018). Unpacking coaching mindsets: Collaboration between principals and coaches. West Palm Beach, FL: Learning Sciences International.

Dobbs, C. L., Ippolito, J., & Charner-Laird, M. (2017). Investigating disciplinary literacy: A framework for collaborative professional learning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Ippolito, J., Dobbs, C. L., & Charner-Laird, M. (2017). What literacy means in math class: Teacher team explores ways to remake instruction to develop students' skillsThe Learning Professional38(2), 66-70. 

Ippolito, J., Condie, C., Dobbs, C. L., Charner-Laird, M., & Blanchette, J. (2017). Planting seeds: To grow science disciplinary literacy skills we must layer basic and intermediate literacy skills across K–12. Massachusetts Reading Association Primer, 45(2), 14-23.

Charner-Laird, M., Ippolito, J., & Dobbs, C. L. (2016). The roles of teacher leaders in guiding PLCs focused on disciplinary literacyJournal of School Leadership, 26(6), 975-1001.

Dobbs, C. L., Ippolito, J., & Charner-Laird, M. (2016). Scaling up professional learning: Technical expectations and adaptive challengesProfessional Development in Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2016.1238834

Bean, R. M., & Ippolito, J. (2016). Cultivating coaching mindsets: An action guide for literacy leaders. West Palm Beach, FL: Learning Sciences International.

Ippolito, J., Dobbs, C. L., Charner-Laird, M., & Lawrence, J. (2016). Delicate layers of learning: Achieving disciplinary literacy requires continuous, collaborative adjustmentJSD37(2), 34-38. 

Dobbs, C. L., Ippolito, J., & Charner-Laird, M. (2016). Layering intermediate and disciplinary literacy work: Lessons learned from a secondary social studies teacher teamJournal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy60(2), 131-139.

Pomerantz, F., & Ippolito, J. (2015). Power tools for talking: Custom protocols enrich coaching conversationsJSD36(1), 40-43.

Ippolito, J., Dobbs, C. L., & Charner-Laird, M. (2014). Bridge builders: Teacher leaders forge connections and bring coherence to literacy initiative. JSD, 35(3), 22-26.

Ippolito, J., & Pomerantz, F. (2013/2014). Protocols as essential tools for literacy professional learning communities in the common core era. Massachusetts Reading Association Primer, 42(2), 44-55.

Ippolito, J., Lawrence, J. F., & Zaller, C. (Eds.). (2013). Adolescent literacy in the era of the common core: From research into practice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Ippolito, J., Steele, J. L., & Samson, J. F. (Eds.). (2012). Adolescent Literacy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Publishing Group.

Ippolito, J. (2010). Three ways that literacy coaches balance responsive and directive relationships with teachers. The Elementary School Journal, 111(1), 164-190.

Selected Presentations

Ippolito, J. (2018, July). From adolescent literacy to disciplinary literacy: A shift in policy, practice, and research. Presented at the International Literacy Association’s Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Ippolito, J., Dobbs, C. L., & Charner-Laird, M. (2018, April). What happens when interdisciplinary teams of teachers tackle "disciplinary literacy" instruction? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Ippolito, J., Breidenstein, A., Hensley, S. F., & Fahey, K. (2017, April). An "uncommon" theory of educational leadership: Preparing leaders who can facilitate transformational change in schools. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Dobbs, C. L., Ippolito, J., & Charner-Laird, M. (2017, April). Toward a more detailed model of professional learning within disciplinary literacy professional learning projects. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Charner-Laird, M., Dobbs, C. L., & Ippolito, J. (2017, April). Positing a theoretical model for teacher-led collaborative professional learning. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Condie, C., Ippolito, J., Giso, R., & White, E. (2017, April). New insights and discoveries in elementary disciplinary literacy: Teachers share their integration of science and literacy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Reading Association, Quincy, MA.

Dobbs, C. L., Ippolito, J., & Charner-Laird, M. (2016, November). Is this literacy? Defining and redefining literacy in a disciplinary literacy professional development initiative. Presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Nashville, TN.

Condie, C. & Ippolito, J. (2016, November). Elementary teachers' emerging understanding of and instructional strategies for science disciplinary literacy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Nashville, TN.

Bean, R., Ippolito, J., Kern, D., & Swan Dagen, A. (2016, November). Specialized literacy professionals in exemplary schools and their influence on the school literacy program. Presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC. 

Ippolito, J., Dobbs, C. L., Charner-Laird, M. (2016, July). Similarities and differences in the collaborative inquiry of high school disciplinary literacy PLCs across four years. Presented at the International Literacy Association’s Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Bean, R. M., & Ippolito, J. (2016, July). Ways of thinking and working as a literacy leader: Coaching for rigor. Presented at the International Literacy Association’s Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Kern, D., Bean, R. M., DeVries, B., Goatley, V., Ippolito, J., Perkins, H. J., Swan Dagen, A., & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2016, July). ILA standards for literacy professionals 2017 update. Presented at the International Literacy Association’s Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Ippolito, J. (Chair) (2016, April). Disciplinary literacy across teacher education contexts. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Dobbs, C. L., Ippolito, J., & Charner-Laird, M. (2016, April). When a professional learning action space closes, does teacher professional capacity survive? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Charner-Laird, M., Ippolito, J., & Dobbs, C. L. (2016, April). Framing professional learning of disciplinary literacy practices as adult development work. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Ippolito, J., Dobbs, C. L., Charner-Laird, M., Ramos, J., Angione, M., Padgett, J., & Stevens, S. (2016, April). The content-area reading initiative: Disciplinary literacy lessons learned from science, math, and special education teachers. Presented at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Reading Association, Quincy, MA.

Dobbs, C. L., Ippolito, J., & Charner-Laird, M. (2015, December). Bringing disciplinary literacy into stem classrooms: Findings from a collaborative inquiry-focused professional development initiative. Presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Carlsbad, CA.

Charner-Laird, M., Ippolito, J., & Dobbs, C. L. (2015, April). Teacher leaders: Maintaining momentum in disciplinary literacy-focused PLCs. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Dobbs, C. L., Ippolito, J., & Charner-Laird, M. (2015, April). Scaling up professional learning: Technical expectations and adaptive challenges. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.